The role of government in corporate governance: perspectives from the UK

Adegbite, Emmanuel, Shrives, Philip, and Nichol, Timothy (2011) The role of government in corporate governance: perspectives from the UK. Corporate Ownership and Control, 9 (1). pp. 283-293.

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Incessant corporate failures have led to increasing governmental participation in the governance of the modern corporation. In this conceptual paper, we examine and propose that the role of government in the UK corporate governance system is four fold, namely: to enhance competitive advantage; to compensate for the failure of self-regulation; to prevent corporate scandals and restore investors’ confidence; and owing to significant public pressures and associated political undertones, to suggest to the public the government is still an effective overseer in the existing prominence of self-regulation. We contribute to the literature on corporate governance, politics, policy making and regulatory institutions, whilst raising important issues that are of practice and policy relevance.

Item ID: 54490
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1810-3057
Keywords: government; regulation; policy; corporate governance; UK
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 04:23
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis @ 100%
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